Tool For Tuesday: Be Kind To Your Morning Self

Sometimes at night I’ll see the pots and pans in the dish rack and I’ll think, “I should put the dishes away now.”

Then I say, “Nah, I’ll do it in the morning.”

I leave the crap for my morning self to do. It’s as if I treat my morning self like the help.

But I want to be kind to my morning self.

I take it from my husband, Jonny, who sets up our coffee cups the night before so they’re ready in the morning. He’s showing consideration to our own selves.

We can spend five extra minutes at night being kind to the one who gets up in the morning. It’s like a little bit of extra soul loving. It’s showing ourselves that we care.

Each night we can do one thing to care for the person we are who wakes up in the morning.

When I found the above photo, I googled morning coffee and came up with this link that has tons of information for freelance writers. So, now that I’ve had my second morning coffee, it’s time to get cracking.

About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of several books, including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, and is a reporter for Israel21C, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
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3 Responses to Tool For Tuesday: Be Kind To Your Morning Self

  1. Nice thoughts thankyou,
    Takes the pressure off the morning rush
    be good to yourself

  2. Excellent reminder.
    The first breath of morning sets the day, and tonight I will prepare to make it a calmer, more creative breath! Thank you.

    • dianabletter says:

      You’re right – I didn’t add that our morning self can then take care of our evening self! Thanks so much.

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